Scores

Final

Marshall 81

(14-2, 3-0 C-USA)

UCF 75

(9-7, 1-1 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, January 13, 2010

    CFE Federal Credit Union Arena, Orlando, Florida

    1 2 T
    MRSH 35 4681
    UCF 44 3175

    Top Performers

    Marshall: H. Whiteside 14 Pts, 14 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 10 Blk

    UCF: M. Jordan 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Marshall 81, UCF 75

    Associated Press

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Hassan Whiteside had a triple-double -- 14 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocked shots -- and Chris Lutz scored 21 points as Marshall overcame a 12-point second-half deficit to defeat Central Florida 81-75 on Wednesday night.

    The victory was the fifth straight for Marshall (14-2, 3-0 Conference USA), which led 76-65 before an 8-0 Knights' run cut the deficit to 76-73 on a three-point play by Marcus Jordan with 38 seconds left. The Thundering Herd then hit 5 of 6 free throws.

    Whiteside, who leads the nation in blocked shots, has the only triple-doubles in Marshall history. He had the other against Brescia University in December.

    A 12-2 Thundering Herd run early in the second half erased a 10-point UCF lead. Three straight three-pointers by Lutz gave Marshall a 66-59 lead with 6:29 remaining.

    Jordan, Michael Jordan's son, led UCF (9-7, 1-1) with a career-high 19 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MRSH
    UCF
    Points 81 75
    FG Made-Attempted 25-48 (.521) 31-66 (.470)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-16 (.625) 9-23 (.391)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-30 (.700) 4-7 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 12

    2009-10 Season

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